The Leather Apron Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization providing direct support to neighbors in need by bringing the community together through hands-on citizenship and promoting a philosophy of compassion, community service and civic responsibility.
We seek to foster personal interaction between neighbors and our community guided by compassion for others and built on service. When we all join together, the community benefits.
The Leather Apron Foundation is poised to respond and leverage community resources when burdens arise so that no one neighbor must endure the burden alone, whether it be a medical bill, help with groceries or a neighborhood improvement project.
Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Shepherd Park Plaza, Candlelight Plaza, Ella Lee Forest, Lazybrook, Timbergrove, Greater Heights and surrounding neighborhoods
Each member of our board is chosen because they exemplify the Leather Apron Foundation’s core qualities of compassion for individuals, dedication to community and hands-on service. The Franklin Society is an advisory committee made up of former board members.
Jonathan Kolmetz, MBA, CFP®
Adam Falco, J.D.
Brian Wisnoski, M.D.
A native Houstonian, Jonathan graduated from St. Pius X High School, Texas A&M University and later received an MBA from the University of Houston. He has worked in the financial industry since 2002 and is a Certified Financial Planner™.
After several years in a boutique firm, he launched Oaks Wealth Management in 2016. Jonathan founded The Leather Apron Foundation in 2014, so he could actively give back to the local community in which he lives and works. Outside of the LAF, he is also active in the St. Rose of Lima Men's Club and St. Vincent de Paul. Jonathan and his wife, Kristi, have three children: Jackson, Benjamin and Charlotte. The family enjoys spending time on their farm harvesting eggs from the chickens and raising cattle.
Born in San Antonio, Henry moved to Houston at a very young age and, today, calls Oak Forest home. He graduated from St. Pius X High School in 1998 and attended college at the San Diego Golf Academy in Arizona.
Henry has worked in the insurance industry for more than 10 years and has been with Dean & Draper Insurance since 2012 where he helps people and companies who are in need of an agent who cares about them and their business. Henry has two daughters who attend Oak Forest Elementary and are the light of his life. In his spare time, Henry spends time giving back to
the community through his volunteer efforts with the Leather Apron Foundation and enjoying time with family.
Adam is a native Houstonian and a 1999 graduate of St. Pius X High School. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003 with a degree in Political Science and in 2006 earned a law degree from Oklahoma City University School
Since 2007, Adam has worked for the College Station City Attorney’s office and is a Senior Assistant City Attorney and Police Legal Advisor. Adam and his wife, April, have two children, Sophia and Vincent. In his spare time, Adam enjoys running, and collecting and listing to vinyl records. He volunteers as vice chair for the State Bar of Texas Law Focused Education Committee, president for his home owners' association and as a Faith Formation teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
A native Houstonian, Kim is a graduate of
Aldine High School and holds a journalism degree from the University of Houston. A public relations and marketing professional for more than 20 years, Kim's efforts are focused on assisting entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and small-to-mid-size companies reach their goals through strategy, branding and content management.
A volunteer with the Leather Apron Foundation since 2014, Kim is committed to advocating for those in need and also volunteers for Animal Justice League and Child Advocates, Inc. She enjoys entertaining for family and friends, and spending time with her pets, Nikki (a Shiba Inu) and Roxxi (a long-haired tortie).
Brian grew up in Oak Forest and attended local schools before graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. He joined Teach for America and taught middle school for two years in an under-served area of HISD.
Brian completed medical school and residency in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and subsequently serves as a faculty member. Brian lives in Timbergrove with his wife, Jackie, and their two children, Evan and Brooke. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching little league baseball and spending
Born and raised in Houston, Curt graduated from St. Pius X High School and then attended The University of Houston.
For the past nine years, he has worked as a tax manager at a Houston accounting firm. Curt and his wife, Lizzy, have two children and enjoy spending time with their friends and family at
their beach house and farm. Curt and Lizzy look forward to the annual vacations that take them to the snow or the beach.